Maybe the greatest contributor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Action 1. Revise the definitions of your antivirus and run a complete scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Note that some viruses need additional steps before they may be removed; normally a websearch will locate specific directions or a particular removal tool. If you fail to find a solution, use the BC forums to obtain support.
Step Two. If the slowness is unexpected, and you’ve recently saved an application, the problem might live there. Test this by entirely eliminating it. A user will generally perform a internet search about the program before installing because in most instances, any possible problem with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Stage three. Adware and Spyware can drastically effect your computer’s functionality, and these are throughout the Net. A very recent research showed that one out of every 20 executable files on Websites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains include at least one bit of spyware waiting for sufferers.
Experienced users will routinely run two or three of these programs, because each business has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own established. (A list of really good, free anti-spyware applications is provided by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
For further reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have quite good Help documents that describe how they function too as the distinctive characteristics of each.
Step 4. Review apps that self-launching on startup. You pc may become a battleground for your interest. Many programs, for example, install a rapid-start feature which allows them to be opened quickly; other programs may include an automatic update feature that demands them to be working in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each requires a little bit of resources while your computer is running.
The easiest way to examine and than to handle startups is to utilize one of many little resources available (see the BC list of free programs). Remember that Bc maintains a quite complete Startup Database that contains information about whether the inquired item is required, discretionary, or not needed, if you’re unsure about what could be safely removed.
At-the same time, remember that all those icons on your own Desktop also take a small number of trunk time to place themselves.
Absence of Upkeep
Stage 5. Delete unused programs and exchange old files into a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files that you have previously opened, applications you haven’t found in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are some examples of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Cleanup to remove temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for advanced level users: some experts would contain the added care stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of applications to help try this. For the most part, registry maintenance will not make a significant difference, and unless you are quite comfortable with Windows, and carefully make copies of-the registry, you may do significant harm by making registry changes, so this step isn’t contained
Stage 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair Error Code 4001.
Stage 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you will find a marked enhancement in pc operation.